The occurrence of Fritziana Mello-Leitão, 1937 (Anura, Hemiphractidae) in Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil: new records and distribution of the genus

Marco Antônio Amorim Peixoto, Carla Silva Guimarães, Douglas Henrique da Silva, Renato Neves Feio


Fritziana is currently composed by four species known from mountain regions in the Brazilian states of Espírito Santo, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo. Based on field records, literature, and data gathered from collections, we present new records and a distribution map for the species of the genus. Fritziana is now recorded for seven Brazilian states, including five localities in Minas Gerais. We also confirm Fritziana goeldii (Boulenger 1895) in the same state. The genus distribution now ranges in the southern Espinhaço mountain range, extending in 215 km from the previously known locality.


amphibia; bromeliads; Espinhaço mountain range; Mantiqueira mountain range; dermal folds

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